Ernst-Eberhard Hell

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Ernst-Eberhard Hell
Born 25 September 1887
Died 15 September 1973(1973-09-15) (aged 85)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 269. Infanterie-Division
15. Infanterie-Division
VII Armeekorps
Battles/wars Jassy–Kishinev Offensive
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst-Eberhard Hell (19 September 1887 – 15 September 1973) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He commanded several divisions and later an army corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Hell surrendered to the Soviet forces in August 1944 during the Soviet Jassy–Kishinev Offensive (August 1944). He was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 266.
  2. ^ a b c d Rangliste des Deutschen Reichsheeres (in German). Berlin: Reichswehrministerium. Mittler & Sohn Verlag. 1924. p. 146. 
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 176.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 378.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Reichswehrministerium, ed. (1930). Rangliste des Deutschen Reichsheeres (in German). Berlin, Germany: Mittler & Sohn Verlag. OCLC 10573418. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 269. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1939 - 12 August 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wolfgang Edler Herr und Freiherr von Plotho
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
Commander of 15. Infanterie-Division
12 August 1940 - 8 January 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Alfred Schreiber
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Fahrmbacher
Commander of VII. Armeekorps
8 January 1942 - 5 October 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Commander of VII. Armeekorps
30 November 1943 - August 1944
Succeeded by
None